Swinging Yamahas.

Yamaha mopeds, scooterettes and small motorcycles of the 1960s – a more innocent time maybe, before ‘swinging’ meant what it does today. Mind you, the Yamaha swingers look happy enough!

https://themarquisblogger.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/swinging-yamahas/

Piaggio USA

More classic Vespa USA promotional material from the 1970s courtesy of The Marquis’ blog. 

Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea regarding transport, but interesting nonetheless we feel. 

https://themarquisblogger.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/piaggio-usa/

1977 USA Vespa range.

(Reblogged from The Marquis)

 

vespa USA brochure from the 70s

 
It sounds weird for us Italians to see Piaggio mopeds ( Ciao and Bravo) marketed in the USA under the brand name of Vespa.  Of course here the Vespa is just the scooter and both Vespa and mopeds were marketed under the Piaggio brand ( Piaggio Vespa, Piaggio Ciao. etc…)

https://themarquisblogger.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/1977-usa-vespa-range/